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Culture and Leadership

Principles of agile leadership

Business agility and agile teams require agile leaders. Learn about the principles of agile leadership and download our free whitepaper.


7 elements of agile culture

To be a truly agile organisation, an agile culture needs to be adopted. Find out about the seven elements of agile culture DNA and get your copy of the agile culture Matrix.

How agile is your culture?

Discover how agile your culture is with Pulse, the agile culture survey tool, and determine whether your culture is transformational, surviving, or somewhere in between.

What is Agile Leadership?

Agile leaders need to go beyond adopting an agile mindset. They must also have the competencies, capabilities and capacities of an agile leader.

Agile leadership feels very different to traditional leadership in style and requires a willingness to expand capacity and extend capabilities to be more agile.

The Agile Business Consortium has identified nine principles of agile leadership.

The Nine Principles of Agile Leadership

What is Agile Culture?

An agile culture is an environment that is underpinned by core values, behaviours and practices, enabling all levels of an organisation to better adapt to cultural, strategic, and other changes.

Whitepaper: Towards an Agile Culture

In an agile business culture, uncertainty can be handled more efficiently by a team that is naturally more adaptive, flexible and innovative.

We have defined seven elements of agile culture DNA, and developed the free Development Matrix for Agile Culture, which describes five levels of agility for each of the seven elements.

Pulse, the agile culture survey, shows you where your team sits for each of the seven elements.

Pulse Survey

Agile Culture Development Matrix

Do you want to know how agile your team’s culture is, and how to develop it? The Agile Culture Matrix allows you to easily understand your team’s culture using five stages and the seven DNA elements of cultural agility.

Framework for Business Agility

The Framework for Business Agility is designed to help organisations become more adaptive, creative and resilient. It has been developed in consultation with Consortium members and other agility practitioners who have contributed their real-world experience to its creation.

The framework illustrates the elements required to make any organisation truly agile. Running projects and business operations in an agile way is a key part of business agility, but they won’t make an organisation agile on their own. Agile businesses also need an agile strategy including an agile approach to their market.

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About Us

The Agile Business Consortium is the professional body for Business Agility, and our high value, low cost membership is open to everyone.

Wherever you are on your journey to agility, we are there to support you. We create and share agile research, case studies, resources and tools that help you to compete in today’s disrupted world.

We’ve been contributing to agile knowledge for 25 years and are the world’s oldest agility-orientated organisation. A registered not-for-profit, we’re the brains behind AgilePM®, AgileBA®, AgilePgM® and AgileDS™. Over 100,000 people around the globe are now AgilePM certified.


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